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Economics

Embracing degrowth

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Serge Latouche is a French philosopher and economist. An outspoken critic of globalisation and what he calls the westernisation of the world, he also denounces consumer society and the illusions fuelled by current economic theories. Southworld met him. “Like the Bible’s prodigal son, we are living more on our assets than on our income. It…

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Economics – Surprising results

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  Europeans are so busy talking about their ‘global’ crisis that cannot realize how the present economic slump is a Western affair. Certainly Europe and the USA are the main engines of the World economy; and the present crisis is a case in point: its effects are felt everywhere else. Yet, Africa’s growth of the…

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Advocacy

Money as a mission.

St. Basil the Great, in the 4th century would call money ‘the devil’s dung,’  an epithet reused by Pope Francis last year. Oscar Wilde said…

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Baobab

The Hare, the Hippo and the Fire.

The hare and the hippo were great friends. They walked together in the veld and visited each other in their homes. The hippo was very proud…

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Youth & Mission

The Virus of Racism.

The world is seeing once again the upsurge of a vicious “virus” that has spread to every corner of the world. This time, the “virus” is…

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